GarageBand is the easiest way to create a great-sounding song on your Mac. Add realistic, impeccably produced and performed drum grooves to your song with Drummer. Easily shape the sound of any instrument in the Sound Library with Smart Controls. Crank up the bottom end with Bass Amp Designer, or mix and match electric guitar amps, cabinets, and pedals with Amp Designer and Pedalboard. Control GarageBand and play any software instrument wirelessly on your iPad using the Logic Remote app. Use iCloud to keep your GarageBand projects updated across multiple Mac computers, or even import GarageBand for iOS songs directly from iCloud.

Redesigned Interface
• A fresh new look, designed for easy music making
• Find the sweet spot in every track with the interactive visual EQ
• Support for Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro lets you quickly fine-tune sounds, navigate around your project, and perform instruments
• Enable Quick Help and get useful hints wherever you hover your cursor

• Add a virtual session drummer, percussionist, or beat producer to your song that takes direction and plays realistic beats
• Choose among 33 players from popular genres like EDM, Hip Hop, Rock, and Alternative
• Use a simple set of controls to shape your drummer’s performance
• Each player can perform over a million unique groove and fill combinations

Sound Library
• Get inspired with a fresh new collection of sounds and instruments
• Explore new Apple Loops covering the latest electronic and urban genres
• Drummer loops can be added to your song and then customised with performance controls

Smart Controls
• Easily shape any sound in the library with a custom set of knobs, buttons, and sliders
• The look and personality of Smart Controls changes with each instrument

Amps and Stompboxes
• Use Bass Amp Designer to dial up classic and modern tones
• Build your own guitar rig with Amp Designer using 25 legendary amps and cabinets
• Design a custom Pedalboard from a collection of 35 fun and creative stompbox effects

Record. Mix. Master. Share.
• Create a song with up to 255 tracks
• Quickly change the timing of an audio recording using Flex Time
• Use Groove Track to align the rhythm and timing of all your tracks with a single click
• Choose your best performance with multi-take recording
• Export to your Music library or share directly to SoundCloud

• Use iCloud to keep your GarageBand projects up to date across your Mac computers
• Start a song anywhere on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then import it wirelessly to your Mac to take it even further
• Remotely add new tracks to your project using GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad

Works with Logic Remote
• Use your iPhone or iPad and Multi-Touch gestures to wirelessly play any GarageBand instrument on your Mac
• Access Smart Controls on your iPad to shape any sound while you’re playing
• Navigate your song and browse the Sound Library from your iPad

Learn to Play
• Get started with 40 Basic Lessons for guitar and piano covering classical, blues, rock, and pop
• Free Artist Lessons show you how to play a hit song taught by the artist who made it famous

What’s New

Version 10.4.1

• Refined new design on macOS Big Sur
• Improved performance and efficiency on Mac computers with Apple silicon
• Allows customisation of region colours in your tracks
• Adds 1,800 Apple Loops in a variety of genres including Hip-Hop, Chill Rap, Future Bass, New Disco, Bass House and more
• Adds over 190 instrument patches and 50 vintage and modern drum kits

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
432 Ratings

432 Ratings

Johnno7963 ,

Update Notification Error

This app is showing a notification telling me to update. I am on Mac OS Catalina, due to having a mac incompatible with Big Sur. Yet this app the system is telling me to update is ONLY compatible with Big Sur. The current version works fine and dandy on Catalina, so no point sending me notifications for something that will not work on my mac.

George Ex Mil ,

Lacks decent UX design

The app is very usful for sharing and recording tracks between people BUT, can the developers take a look at other audio recording apps such as Adobe Audition to actually see how one can easily record from the middle of a track or resume from a middle of a track instead of pressing space button and all goes from start. It's such an odd app that I'm really struggling to get used to after weeks of using it. Whilst it has a good purpose, it's really lacking some proper thought into how a user would navigate. Also, the iPad version of this app is just diaboilical...

passenger11 ,

No longer working correctly for High Sierra

The latest version 10.3.3 no longer works correctly on my Mid 2010 iMac. I'm still using High Sierra as this is the highest version of the system my MAC is run on. Garage Band worked fine until the latest update, now the smart controls freeze up making the app virtually useless. Doubt very much whether Apple will address this as they obviously want people to buy a brand new MAC. I understand that they can’t make all their software run on old MAC’s and previous systems, but don’t let us update app’s that no longer work correctly.


Apple Distribution International
797.5 MB

macOS 11.0 or later


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Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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